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Type: Journal article
Title: Determining apparent exhumation from Chalk outcrop samples, Cleveland Basin/East Midlands Shelf.
Author: Menpes, R.
Hillis, R.
Citation: Geological Magazine, 1996; 133(6):751-762
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Issue Date: 1996
ISSN: 0016-7568
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Robert J. Menpes and Richard R. Hillis
Abstract: Porosity measurements of 22 Upper Cretaceous Chalk samples, and mean Chalk porosities derived from sonic logs in three wells, were used to quantify apparent exhumation (height above maximum burial-depth) in the onshore Cleveland Basin/East Midlands Shelf. Late Cretaceous/Tertiary exhumation of the East Midlands Shelf resulted in the removal of 1.2 km of section near the coast and more than 2 km of section inland, to the west. The southern margin of the Cleveland Basin was exhumed by 2 km, and exhumation increases northwards towards the recognized inversion axis running east–west along the basin’s centre. The northwards increasing exhumation associated with the east–west trending inversion axis of the Cleveland Basin is superimposed upon the regional westward trend of increasing exhumation of eastern England. These two trends control the outcrop distribution of the Upper Cretaceous Chalk in the Cleveland Basin/East Midlands Shelf.
Rights: Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1996
DOI: 10.1017/S0016756800024596
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